Speckled across the Indian Ocean, The Maldives contain over 26 major atolls and 1,190 idyllic islands. Just over 200 of the islands are inhabited and most of the islands are small enough in size to easily walk across. Originally, the Maldives were formed from ancient coral reefs that grew around the sides of towering prehistoric volcanoes. Over time, many sunk to the seafloor, creating a dazzling display of brightly colored coral reefs. These reefs act as an undisturbed natural aquarium - home to vibrant schools of fish, graceful manta rays and seven different species of sea turtles.
The Maldives delivers a holiday of unmatched tranquility and luxury, with their protected waters and large amounts of uninhabited land, this destination is a haven for those seeking solitude and relaxation. The Maldives are simply spectacular - with palm tree-lined sugar color sand beaches. Relax beneath the shade of the coconut palms arching gracefully over the shoreline and listen to the waves gracefully greeting the powder white sand. The crystal clear waters are the perfect setting for snorkelers and divers, amongst the tropical scenery and mild weather of the islands. Each of these islets could be labeled the picture-perfect “desert island”, as you feel in complete solitude.
Disembarking the yacht on your private jetty, you can easily walk the long and winding deck to your private cabana. It is easy to see why the Maldives are one of the most sought out tropical destinations in the world.
Take a cruise over to the capital island of the Maldives, Male. Located on the island of Motu, a visit to Male gives you the unique experience of blending with the locals on this tiny 6 square km island. Walkthrough the colorful markets of Male, where you can purchase fresh fruit juice by a friendly local vendor. After an evening of mingling with the locals, you can easily retreat back to the solitude of your private getaway. Perhaps you are looking for something more adventurous, cruising over to Maaya Thila, the popular dive site of the islands and take the opportunity to swim with the whale sharks. At nightfall, explore the island of Vaadhoo, famous for the natural spectacle of the bioluminescent phytoplankton in the waters, which emit an otherworldly blue glow.
A luxury charter yacht is the ultimate way to experience the Maldives, as you can island-hop at your own desire. The captain will gladly direct you to the lesser-known areas of the islands, where you can dip into the cool turquoise lagoon waters and secluded anchorages. Discovering the numerous caves of the islands and cliff jumping into the crisp sea beneath you is just a small portion of the exciting adventures you can join in while on board. Retreat to the exclusive island resort of Cocoa Island, which creates the perfect setting for some pampering in one of its seducingly calm spas to complete your luxury experience in The Maldives.